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Community Classroom Addresses Children’s Literature

MARCH 13, 2009 | The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Community Classroom series will present “The Natural World in Children’s Literature” for any age, on Monday, March 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

All Community Classroom events are free, open to the public, and held in the lower level of the River Falls Public Library, located at the corner of Main and Union streets.

Since Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax,” themes related to environmental issues have become very popular in children’s and adolescent literature. This interactive presentation will focus on introducing a variety of children’s books related to nature and the environment.

Participants are also encouraged to discuss their own favorite nature books for children. Presenters are Hilary Pollack, a professor in the UWRF teacher education department, and Greta Gaard, a professor in the UWRF English department.

The Community Classroom series, sponsored by the UWRF Outreach and Graduate Studies Office and the College of Arts and Sciences, is presented by UWRF faculty and is designed to help people understand and address the vital concerns of our contemporary world.

Future events in the Community Classroom series include “Women and Global Climate Change: What’s the Connection?” on Monday, April 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The UWRF Outreach and Graduate Studies Office provides lifelong learners with academic, professional development and enrichment programs that are practical, flexible, convenient and affordable. A complete list of courses, course descriptions and online registration information is available at http://www.uwrf.edu/ogs or can be obtained by calling 715-425-3256, 1-800-228-5607 or e-mailing outreach@uwrf.edu.

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